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Youth Stage Free U of I Performance of “The Tempest” Aug. 3 in Moscow

July 25, 2019

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 25, 2019 — A free performance of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will be staged at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at East City Park, Moscow. The production is the culmination of a Department of Theatre Arts.

Featuring 28 youth ages 7-16, the 35-minute production takes place on a ship at sea during a storm – and later a remote island. “The Tempest” explores themes including mercy, revenge, family and forgiveness and contains both music and song. This adaptation by Craig A. Miller , camp director and U of I assistant professor of acting and directing, also includes puppets.

Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to the park performance. A sneak preview will be performed at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Moscow Farmers Market in Friendship Square.

This is the fifth consecutive year the Department of Theatre Arts, a part of U of I’s

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